• The English Language Center

Continuing Education

  • Who
    we
    are


  • Study English at TELC

    The English Language Center (TELC) is the largest English language program in New York City. TELC is part of LaGuardia Community College’s Division of Adult and Continuing Education. Since 1971, we have served over 275,000 students from over 80 countries.
    • Why TELC?

      Why TELC?

      • Professional teachers
      • International reputation
      • Low cost and convenient location
      • Technology-supported instruction
      • Academic and immigration advisement
      • Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students 
    • International Students

      Contact Us

      Address: 29-10 Thomson Ave. | Room C354
                       Long Island  City, NY 11101 

      Phone: 718.482.5360

      Fax: 718.609.2004

      E-mail: English@lagcc.cuny.edu

      Regular Office Hours:   M-Th 9:00am-7:00pm
                                               F 9:00am-5:00pm
                                               Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

      Summer Office Hours:  M-Th 9:00am-6:00pm
                                               F Closed
                                               Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

  • How To Register


    (We reserve the right to change classes at any time)

  • All-skills
    Registering for Classes

    To register at TELC, you need to come to our office on indicated registration dates and
    fill out a registration form. You will need to enter your name, address, telephone number,
    date of birth and an emergency contact number. You do not need any documents.
    You will receive additional information about payment and placement testing when you register.Students who have an I-20 must bring additional documents.
    For more information, go to the International Students Section.


  • Test-Preparation

    Paying for Classes

    Payment may be made by money order, travelers checks, credit card, debit card, or cash.
    Please bring payment on the day of registration. Sorry, we do not accept personal checks.
    All payments are made in the Bursar's office, Room C-110.



  • Choose A Course


    • Full Time

      (We reserve the right to change classes at any time)

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program. Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar skills. We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive
      Program

      Duration: January 17th - March 22nd
      Days: Monday - Friday
      Time: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
      Sessions/Hours: 45 sessions / 154 hours
      Tuition: $1,565.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive
      Program

      Duration: January 23rd - March 27th
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 34 sessions / 153 hours
      Tuition: $1,375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 3rd & 4th, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354

      Part Time

      (We reserve the right to change classes at any time)


      MORNING PROGRAMS


      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Days: Wednesday & Friday
      Duration: January 18th - March 17th
      Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 18 sessions / 31.25 hours
      Tuition: $325.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 3rd & 4th, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354


      AFTERNOON PROGRAMS


      WRITING

      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: January 23rd - March 27th
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 17 sessions / 38.25 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      VOCABULARY THROUGH READING

      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: January 24th - March 21st
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 17 sessions / 38.25 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION

      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: January 23rd - March 27th
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 17 sessions / 38.25 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      LISTENING & SPEAKING

      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: January 24th - March 21st
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 17 sessions / 38.25 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 3rd & 4th, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am - 3:00pm • C-354


      EVENING PROGRAMS


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING,
      WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Duration: January 23rd- March 22nd
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 32 sessions / 80 hours
      Tuition: $655.00 USD

      READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: January 24th- March 16th 
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      LISTENING, SPEAKING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: January 23rd- March 22nd
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION: Focus on
      Listening and Speaking

      Days:Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: January 23rd- March 22nd
      Time:6:50pm – 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 3rd through 12th, 2017 (Mon – Thurs only) | TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00pm • C-354


      SATURDAY PROGRAM


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Duration: January 21st - March 18th  
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 8 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: January 7th & 14th | TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm • C-354



    • Full Time

      We reserve the right to change classes at any time
      January 9, 2017 is the last date to submit I-20 applications from abroad.

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program. Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar skills. We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive
      Program

      Duration: April 6 - June 16
      Days: Monday - Friday
      Time: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
      Sessions/Hours: 50 sessions / 168 hours
      Tuition: $1,695.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive
      Program

      Duration: April 12 - June 21
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 180 hours
      Tuition: $1,495.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354

      Part Time

      (We reserve the right to change classes at any time)


      MORNING PROGRAMS


      CAT-W PREPARATION

      Days: Wednesday & Friday
      Duration: April 7 - June 9
      Time: 11:00am - 12:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 18 sessions / 31.25 hours
      Tuition: $325.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354


      AFTERNOON PROGRAMS


      WRITING

      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: April 12 - June 21
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      VOCABULARY THROUGH READING

      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: April 13 - June 20
      Time: 1:30pm - 3:45pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION

      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: April 12 - June 21
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      LISTENING & SPEAKING

      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: April 13 - June 20
      Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 & 28, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am - 3:00pm • C-354


      EVENING PROGRAMS


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING,
      WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Duration: April 12 - June 21
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
      Sessions/Hours: 40 sessions / 90 hours
      Tuition: $715.00 USD

      READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: April 13 - June 20
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION


      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: April 13 - June 20
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      LISTENING, SPEAKING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: April 12 - June 21
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:05pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION: Focus on
      Listening and Speaking

      Days:Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: April 12 - June 21 
      Time:6:50pm – 9:05pm
      Sessions/Hours: 20 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: March 27 through April 6, 2017 (Mon – Thurs only) | TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00pm • C-354


      SATURDAY PROGRAM


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Duration: April 22 - June 17  
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 9 sessions / 45 hours
      Tuition: $375.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: April 1 & 8, 2017| TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm • C-354



    • Full Time

      We reserve the right to change classes at any time.
      April 10, 2017 is the last date to submit I-20 applications from abroad.

      Learn English for college, graduate school, or professional advancement in this academic program. Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar skills. We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

      Morning Intensive
      Program

      Duration: July 5 - August 28
      Days: Monday - Thursday
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 31 sessions / 139.5 hours hours
      Tuition: $1,365.00 USD

      Afternoon Intensive
      Program



      There is no Afternoon Program in the summer




      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 21 & 22, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354

      Part Time

      (We reserve the right to change classes at any time)


      DAY PROGRAMS


      CAT-W Preparation

      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: July 5 - August 28
      Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 36 hours
      Tuition: $350.00 USD

      TOEFL PREPARATION: Focus on
      Listening and Speaking 

      Days:Monday & Wednesday
      Duration: July 5 - August 28
      Time:11:45am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 36 hours
      Tuition: $350.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 21 & 22, 2017 | TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm • C-354


      EVENING PROGRAMS


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING,
      WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Days: Monday to Thursday
      Duration: July 10 - August 31
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 32 sessions / 80 hours
      Tuition: $655.00 USD

      READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: July 11 - August 31
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      LISTENING, SPEAKING & GRAMMAR


      Days: Monday & Wednesday
      Duration:July 10 - August 30
      Time: 6:50pm - 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD

      Grammar for Communication

      Days:Tuesday & Thursday
      Duration: July 11 - August 31
      Time:6:50pm – 9:20pm
      Sessions/Hours: 16 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 26 - July 6, 2017 (Mon – Thurs only) | TIME: 4:00PM - 7:00pm • C-354


      SATURDAY PROGRAM


      LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

      Duration: July 8 - August 26
      Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      Sessions/Hours: 8 sessions / 40 hours
      Tuition: $345.00 USD


      REGISTRATION DAYS: June 24 & July 1| TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm • C-354






    • FALL 2017 information will be available soon!

  • International Students

    Welcome to the International Students information page.  Our two intensive programs help you prepare for academic study in the U.S. Whether you are applying for the first time or transferring to our school, we are very happy to assist you!

    FORM I-20 APPLICATION

    View and print our complete application packet, which includes all of the information you need to prepare to apply.

    At TELC, we use eShip Global (UEMS) to mail I-20 documents to students.

    Please follow the instructions on their web page to create an account and pre-pay for shipping.

    We will print out the shipping label and mail your documents.

    If you choose to, you can also mail application documents to TELC using your eShip Global (UEMS) account.

    LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY

    New York City is your classroom. TELC is one subway stop from Manhattan, where you can see Broadway, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, and so much more.

    TELC is a part of LaGuardia Community College. As a LaGuardia student, you will have access to many campus resources.

    LaGuardia does not have on-campus housing, so refer to this list for housing options in New York City.

    INTENSIVE CLASSES

    See the schedules, fees, and application deadlines for the Morning and Afternoon Intensive Programs.

    More information about our Morning and Afternoon Intensive Programs can be found in our handbook.

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    TRANSFER STUDENTS

    If you are already in F-1 status studying in the U.S., view and print our transfer application packet.